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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Barnsley
Town
Royston
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J T WRIGHT AND SONS (Builder)
MR J MITCHELL BOTTOMLEY (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: August 1918
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st August 1918
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28112
Current location

St John the Baptist church
Church St
Royston
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S71 4QZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 36455 11219
Denomination: Church of England

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Previous locations
  • St John the Baptist Church
    Church Street
    Royston
    Barnsley
    South Yorkshire
    S71 4QZ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SE 36402 11246
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
Description pre 1992: Two-stepped octagonal base surmounted by octagonal plinth with gabled top, shaft and crucifix. WW1and WW2 inscription on bronze plaques attached to the sides of the base.
Inscription
Condition pre 1992: 6 O'CLOCK FACE: IN LOVING AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THE VILLAGE OF ROYSTON WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 3, 4.30, 7.30 AND 9 O'CLOCK FACES: (NAMES) 12 AND 2.30 FACE: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES) Update 2014: As the position of memorial has changed it is difficult to relate the details above to the current situation. There are 4 WW1 plaques and 3 new bronze plaques bearing WW2 names placed over the previously inscribed names.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackroyd, A C
Arthur, J E
Asquith, G
Atkin, A O
Bagshaw, Tom
Ball, W
Barnfield, T
Basford, S
Bell, S
Berry, W T
See details for all 123 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 97
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 97
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, Surname
    Order of information: Initials, Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, Surname
    Order of information: Forename, Surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth C 1500MM, height C 6000MM, width C 1500MM
    Materials: Stone - Bolton Woods
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
BARNSLEY METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
Reference
  • Yorkshire Post 14 Feb 08

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